All builders usually build with Cypress treated pine or hardwood timber. Termite infestation in timber is one of a builder’s (and homeowner’s) greatest fears. Ford Timbers has addressed this in its new range of termite resistant, dead straight DPR Plus structural hardwood products – ideal for all bearer, joist and framing applications. The new DPR Plus range is made from specially selected CCA treated, termite resistant hardwood species, which exhibit low shrinkage characteristics. There are a number of features, which make DPR Plus products so different. These include:
All DPR hardwood products (including the new DPR Plus range) are available for use as framing, sub floor framing, roof trusses, lintels, rafters, battens and posts. They are particularly popular for pergolas, decks, exposed joists and pole home framing.
A modern steel frame house is normally made of a steel frame and an outer supporting wall of brick. A modern timber frame house replaces the steel frame with a timber frame strong enough to carry all the loads of the house. The plasterboard usually covers this internally and a brick, stone or timber ‘siding’ external finish.
Yes. A new timber frame home will last as well as (if not better than) any other type of new home. Softwood timber frame houses have been built in the UK since the 19th Century and are still going strong. Your timber frame home will still be there for your great grandchildren to enjoy – and beyond.
No. Typically, timber frame houses are clad in brick and look like any other house. But a range of materials is suitable, e.g. stone, block and render, or timber boarding.
Yes. Modern timber frame systems enjoy better acoustic insulation qualities than masonry and fully conform to- or exceed- the latest Building Regulations. So, while you’ll stay on speaking terms with your neighbours, it won’t be through the wall!
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